Job Description

General Description

Provides high quality medical care, where the patient, family and community come first.    Demonstrates proficiency in the methods, principles, recent developments, and professional standards in general medicine.   Prescribes or administers treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat, prevent illness, disease, and injury.

Essential Job Duties

  • Interviews patients to determine extent of physical examination and type/extent of care.
  • Orders, performs, and interprets tests, medical interventions, studies, and analyzes records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients’ conditions.
  • Collects, records, and maintains patient information such as medical history, reports and examination results while honoring and complying with PHI and privacy requirements. May also collect medical information from family members or other medical professionals.
  • Monitors patient progress or responses to treatments and reevaluates as necessary.
  • Explains medical procedures or tests and test results to patients and family members in a manner that’s easily understood.
  • Provides health and wellness advice to patients, or caregivers. Advises patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Refers patients to medical specialists, practitioners, or other health resources when necessary.
  • Plans, implements, or administers health programs or standards for the prevention or treatment of injury.
  • Coordinates work with nurses, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, specialty physicians and other health care providers.
  • May direct and coordinate activities of nurses, medical assistants, therapists, and other medical staff, and may train staff.
  • Interprets laboratory analyses and other diagnostic test results.
  • Responds to questions from patients of all ages and to explain difficult or complex information in a careful and considerate manner.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with health care providers, resource agencies, staff, patients’ families, and members of the Wickenburg and surrounding communities.

Other (Non-essential) Duties

  • Adapts to changing priorities in a professional manner.
  • Interacts professionally with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
  • Participates in legal activities whenever necessary.
  • Participates on assigned committees.
  • Operates a computer/Electronic Medical Record with proficiency.

MINIMUM Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a university in the United States approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant’s graduation.
  • An active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Arizona.
  • Completion of residency requirements for family practice or internal medicine.
  • Current D.E.A. certificate.
  • Board eligible or board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice with no board sanctions or actions.
  • BCLS and ACLS certified
  • Maintain good standing with the WCH Medical Staff.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience as a practicing internist or primary care physician.
  • Previous experience in a rural healthcare setting.

Physical Requirements/Working conditions

  • Occasional travel may be necessary between Wickenburg, Congress and Wittmann clinics.
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting; must be able to stand/walk for up to 70% of the workday.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. frequently and 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • May be exposed to communicable diseases including the HIV and HBV viruses.  Must be able to work paying close attention to detail with frequent interruptions.